|23 July 2015|
|18||5-8||11:30am||USA - TTO||2 - 1||Official||x 2|
In the second mens 5-8 crossover, United States and Trinidad and Tobago played. The first ten minutes of the first quarter was a battle for possession. Alex Cunningham had a few opportunities to score for the United States in the first ten minutes of the match, but each time lost the ball off the endline. In the 12th minute, Cunningham had another shot opportunity, but Trinidad and Tobago’s Aiden de Gannes came up with the ball. Both teams kept trading possession. In the final minute of the first quarter, the United States’ Tyler Sundeen had a shot blocked as Trinidad and Tobago’s Shaquille Daniel made a running tackle to keep the score at the end of the first quarter United States 0, Trinidad and Tobago, 0.
The second quarter started with Trinidad and Tobago on attack. Akim Toussaint, Captain Darren Cowie, Tariq Marcano kept pressuring on attack, but could not get a shot off. In the 19th minute, the United States had a shot by Sundeen miss the back of the goal cage. Two minutes later, Trinidad and Tobago’s Toussaint had a hard shot on goal saved by United States’ keeper Christopher Rea that resulted in a penalty corner. The United States saved the penalty corner shot and Trinidad and Tobago continued to pressure on attack. In the 23rd minute, Trinidad and Tobago’s Christopher Scipio looked to create a goal with Dominic Young, but Young was unable to get a shot off. In the 27th minute, the United States earned their first penalty corner of the match. The shot by United States’ Will Holt trickled past Trinidad and Tobago’s keeper Andrey Rocke to give the United States the lead. Trinidad and Tobago rushed back onto attack from the restart and Rea came far out the goal cage to preserve his team’s recent lead. In the 29th minute, Trinidad and Tobago earned a penalty corner, but Rea made multiple saves to keep Trinidad and Tobago from scoring. Rea blocked another Trinidad and Tobago penalty corner shot and the United States held on to their one goal lead over Trinidad and Tobago to end the second quarter. Thus, the score at halftime remained United States 1, Trinidad and Tobago 0.
In the opening minute of the third quarter, Kristien Emmanuel blasted a shot that went wide of the goal cage. For the next five minutes, both teams fought for possession in the midfield. In the 36th minute, Mickell Pierre found an open Marcano in the circle who blasted the shot past Rea to tie the match United States 1, Trinidad and Tobago 1. The United States went back on attack and a shot by Sundeen quickly regained the lead for the United States in the 38th minute. For the next five minutes, the intensity of the match was felt with both teams playing good defense to prevent each other from making more than two consecutive passes. The United States was awarded a penalty corner a few seconds before time expired in the third quarter. Trinidad and Tobago’s defense blocked up the play to keep the score United States 2, Trinidad and Tobago 1 to close out the third quarter.
At the start of the fourth quarter, the United States earned a penalty corner, but the shot was blocked by Rocke. The United States continued to pressure on attack and Rocke continued to make saves to keep the United States from scoring further. For the next ten minutes, both teams continued to battle for possession in the midfield. In the 58th minute, Trinidad and Tobago’s Stefan Mouttet nearly tied the match, but the shot went wide. Pierre then went fast on attack that led to a penalty corner for Trinidad and Tobago in the 59th minute. Rea made a big save to stop the shot by Solomon Eccles. With thirty seconds remaining, Trinidad and Tobago took Rocke out of the match, but Trinidad and Tobago could not get another shot off. Thus, the final score remained United States 2, Trinidad and Tobago 1. With the win, United States will face Mexico in the match for fifth place on 25 July.
|United States||27||11||HOLT Will||PC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||36||21||MARCANO Tariq||FG|
|United States||38||4||SUNDEEN Tyler||FG|
|United States||15||11||HOLT Will||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||50||8||MOUTTET Stefan||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||55||12||CAMPBELL Ishmael||Yellow Card|